Final week, Bloomberg reported that Apple was planning a redesigned MacBook Air. It was a footnote, nevertheless, in a bigger piece that centered on some upcoming MacBook Pro laptops. At the moment, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has offered some more detail on the subsequent Air refresh. Will probably be thinner and lighter, the publication studies, have a next-gen M1 processor, and use the identical MagSafe charging system certain for the subsequent MacBook Professional refresh. The corporate can be stated to be deliberating a design with smaller display screen bezels, which might shrink the already-portable kind issue additional.
The report doesn’t say how a lot smaller, thinner and lighter the laptop computer might be. Bloomberg notes, nevertheless, that will probably be positioned as premium various to the present MacBook Air, which can stick round as an entry-level providing. Adjustments to the chassis would assist Apple to distinguish the Air and Professional line. The newest MacBook Air, which sports activities the corporate’s new M1 chip, is visually much like the MacBook Professional (properly, the variations that ship with out a Contact Bar, anyway). It’s a beautiful machine — my colleague Dana Wollman stated “it’s worth considering for most people” — however one which doesn’t stand out subsequent to the present crop of MacBook Execs.